Winter Landscape with Acrylics

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Winter Landscape Painting with Acylics

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9 HD videos โ€ข 9 hours of instruction

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Learn and paint along as we develop an acrylic painting of a winter landscape in this lesson series. We start with the sky and gradually work our way down the picture plane, developing intricate details as we go. Lastly, we create the illusion of realistic water with subtle ripples.


  • Gessoed masonite
  • Acrylic paints
  • Graphite pencil
  • Nylon brushes
  • Water


Winter Landscape with Acrylics — 13 Comments

    • Hi Valerie,

      Actually some acrylics dry a little lighter, some dry a little darker, and some stay consistent with color and intensity. If your acrylics are drying a little darker, it is likely because of the binder – which is an acrylic polymer. Some brands use a polymer that is slightly white, but dries clear. This can cause the paint to dry slightly darker. In most artist-quality paints, this difference is extremely slight. Many manufacturers now use a clear polymer which dries more consistently and may make some pigments dry slightly lighter. I would say that since the difference is so slight, trying to mix and apply colors slightly lighter would be a hinderance and may drive you mad. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • I use Golden, and was told this by other instructors, who also used Golden. Does Golden have this problem? I never noticed the difference after drying, but worried about it a little in the back of my mind. Now, maybe I wonโ€™t! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • Hi Stephen,

      It’s just been posted. Recorded Live Lessons are usually posted two days after the live class. It takes a little time to encode, upload, and post.

  1. Hi Matt,

    Happy New Year to you and yours as well. Thank you so much for this lesson. Have learned that acrylics can be used light to dark or vise versa , and you can use smaller brushes , which for me has always felt more comfortable to do. Watching this lesson has been very inspiring.

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